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January 20, 2014

Sabbaticals for Women in the Military

AP Photo

AP Photo

We were fascinated to see this article by the Associated Press detailing a new program the military is experimenting with to offer officers a year-long sabbatical.

The time off is “an intermission period to meet their personal needs,” says Lt. Gen. Howard B. Bromberg, the Army’s deputy chief of staff.  The focus with the sabbatical program is to especially enable midcareer female officers to take necessary time off for family while still maintaining their position in the military ranks – a plan that worked for Navy pilot Valerie Overstreet (pictured).

If the fledging  program gets full approval, we will have to add the military to our ever-growing list of Organizations Who Get It!